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Parents in denial about seriousness of condition (long - sorry!)

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LindyHemming Thu 04-Jul-13 11:26:09

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Hardhaton Thu 04-Jul-13 11:30:31

Sounds like she isn't ready to face losing her h. Maybe you should gently talk to her. All the decisions have to be made between the two of them, she is his next of kin not u so she or he have to make the difficult desisions.

Floralnomad Thu 04-Jul-13 11:36:26

Sadly you probably won't be able to change her attitude and when the end does come it will be an almighty shock for her . Having said that 71 is not old anymore and good on your parents for fighting this awful disease . All you can do is support them both as best you can . I assume from what you have said that your father is now 'not for resuss' and you do need to make sure that your mum is fully aware of what that means should the worst happen whilst she is present . Perhaps the hospital could get a Macmillan nurse or someone from the Hospice to come and speak to your parents if they haven't already . Just to say please take care of yourself as well x

LindyHemming Fri 05-Jul-13 23:17:31

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Floralnomad Sat 06-Jul-13 09:18:15

Good news .

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